Unprotected

HPV-related oral and genital cancers are on the rise in the US. Yet safety concerns, stigma and lack of knowledge have kept many Americans from using the vaccine that could protect them.

The CDC says HPV is to blame for nearly all cervical cancers and most anal and oral cancers. People with HPV-related cancers typically have more oral sex partners and tend to be male and white.

US doctors remain hesitant to recommend HPV vaccine because of stigma. But the CDC finds teens are more likely to get immunized if a doctor suggests it.

Source: Vox

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